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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-171.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Morgan Lilly and Ethan Verberg for their prize-winning performances at the Vermont State Skills U.S.A. Diesel Competition.

(S.C.R. 23)

By Senators Giard and Ayer,

Whereas, a statewide skills competition offers technical education students an exciting opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and match their abilities against those of students from other schools, and

Whereas, Skills U.S.A. is a nationwide organization consisting of all students who attend technical or industrial secondary education institutions and who are enrolled in career education study programs, and

Whereas, annually, the top two technology students enrolled at each technical education center in the state are invited to compete in the Skills U.S.A. Diesel Competition, which in 2007 was held during March at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, and

Whereas, the students representing the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Education Center (North Campus) swept the two top prizes, and

Whereas, Ethan Verberg was awarded the second-place silver medal in recognition of his excellent performance in the competition, and

Whereas, especially exciting was the first-place gold medal victory of Morgan Lilly for the second consecutive year, and

Whereas, Morgan Lilly will now proceed to the Skills U.S.A. Diesel Competition’s national finals to be held this June in Kansas City, Missouri, where the competing students will be presented with challenging diesel-related tests while vying for college scholarships and national recognition, and

Whereas, his student co-op experience at Green Mountain Kenworth in Shelburne, where Morgan Lilly works under the guidance of the owner of the business, Ken Cutler, will serve as excellent preparation, and

Whereas, the success of both Morgan Lilly and Ethan Verberg at the Skills U.S.A. Diesel Competition state event in South Burlington is attributed to the students’ dedication to their studies, and the winners’ outstanding teachers at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Education Center (North Campus), including auto instructor, Ray Pinson, and diesel technical instructor, Phil Teer, now therefore be it  

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Morgan Lilly and Ethan Verberg for their prize-winning performances at the Vermont State Skills U.S.A. Diesel Competition, and be it further

ResolvedThat the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Morgan Lilly and Ethan Verberg at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center (North Campus).



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